May 21, 2000
Transforming ideas of drug rehabilitation
Operation PAR Inc.'s success in treating addiction can be attributed in part to the cooperation of both Democrats and Republicans. It is changing how Florida's leaders view treating youthful drug abuse.
Final justice in hate crimes lost on those beyond reach
Nearly 37 years after the crime, authorities announced last week that two longtime suspects will stand trial for the murders of four black girls in the dynamite bombing of a Birmingham church.
Contributions make democracy go round
. . .The strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must -- Thucydides.
The violent aspects of some cultures are just plain scary
Tough Justice, Pakistani style:
Social Security proposal makes for a good production
George W. Bush threw a match onto a dry presidential campaign last week when he rolled out his proposal to let younger workers divert part of their payroll taxes from Social Security into private retirement accounts.
Why be angry about Christian video?
Re: "Return to sender" offers clear message to Christian mailings, by Bill Maxwell, May 14.
End the favoritism
Cuban refugees who seek to become physicians should be required to meet roughly the same standards as all other individuals who want to practice medicine in this state.
Prince sparks worthwhile debate
British royal family members are supposed to open shopping centers, lend their profiles to postage stamps and provide fodder for tabloid newspapers -- not necessarily in that order. The British royal family, officially "above politics," is not supposed to ignite a serious national debate on humanity's relationship to the natural world.